This is a list of Congresswoman Moore’s Community Funding Project requests to the House Appropriations Committee for potential inclusion in the House’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriation bills. Inclusion on this list does not ensure the House Appropriations Committee will fund the project. Only those projects that are included in the FY 23 funding bills that are signed into law will be funded. Below are brief summaries of the projects and a letter for each project certifying that neither Congresswoman Moore or her immediate family have any financial interests in that project.  

Arts Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative

Amount Requested: $150,000

Capita Productions Inc., 4141 N 64th St, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Funding for this Outreach and Engagement will support additional staff expanding CAPITA’s outreach to other community organizations that rely on or benefit from the arts and to engage more individuals, including youth, in their productions. CAPITA’s mission is to foster multicultural awareness and racial harmony through the production of outstanding theatre performances and to inspire individuals of all ages, races, and cultures to discover and develop their talents through the discipline of theatre.

Funding will be used to strengthen and bring more depth to ongoing after school and weekend family sessions and to support efforts to include more community participants in programs.

Financial Certification Letter

North Shore Library, Village of Bayside

Amount Requested: $5,000,0000

9075 N. Regent Road, Bayside, WI 53217

Funding will be used to build a new North Shore Library to serve the four suburban Milwaukee County communities of Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale and River Hills.

The new state of the art, 24,000 square foot facility, would provide ample space for community meetings and support additional services, especially for young users.  The new facility would replace an existing facility that was built in 1986 and has become outdated, too small to handle current demands, and is greatly in need of modernization.

The new North Shore Library will be an attractive, inviting, and engaging space where members of our community will be eager to gather. It will also feature more and better access to digital resources and collections, wireless internet connectivity and plenty of power outlets throughout, a designated “Safe Place” where children and families can go, and teen-specific spaces with engaging and interesting programs and resources in an attractive environment.

Financial Certification Letter

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Milwaukee Office)

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

234 W Florida Street, Suite 204, Milwaukee WI 53204

Funding will allow LISC to provide real estate predevelopment loans to emerging real estate developers, including people of color. Predevelopment costs (such as design, consulting, building assessment, market studies and holding costs) are among the riskiest part of a project because they come early in the development process, a stage where success is most uncertain.

Established developers can tap into their personal wealth or a network of high-net worth individuals to inject early-stage equity into their projects. Emerging developers, including people of color, typically do not have the personal wealth or ready access to family and friends that can provide this type of risk capital.

LISC will use the requested funds to make predevelopment loans and then revolve all loan repayments to make additional loans. Projects may include affordable rental and homeownership developments and commercial corridor redevelopment projects in low-income communities.

Financial Certification Letter

Reconstruction of Silver Spring Drive from 27th Street to the Milwaukee River

Amount Requested: $4,500,000

City of Glendale, 5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale WI 53209

The project serves the heart of WI-04 and supports jobs and economic needs of residents in the north side of Milwaukee and Glendale, who depend on Silver Spring Drive to access Interstate 43 to travel to their jobs either to the south or north of Silver Spring Drive.  The proposed project reconstructs Silver Spring Drive from 27th Street in the west to Milwaukee River to the east.

Improved travel safety and access will help motorists in the north side of Milwaukee and all of Glendale, potentially serving 10s of thousands of people in these neighborhoods. Additionally, reducing traffic congestion and accessibility will reduce commute times and the project will help improve pedestrian safety.

Financial Certification Letter

Community Wellness Center at the City of Milwaukee's Westlawn Gardens Choice Neighborhood Project

Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53212

The funding will be used to help with the construction of a new community wellness center as part of the City of Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens Choice Neighborhood Initiative to revitalize what was Wisconsin’s largest public housing development.  The project would result in a new full-service wellness center on a major bus route/transportation route in a low-income neighborhood of Milwaukee that will provide much needed programming.

The wellness center would be programmed by a partnership that includes Milwaukee County and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) to provide a variety of wellness and preventative health education and programming at the center. It would also help Milwaukee County re-envision and re-energize services at its senior centers and accommodate the relocation of senior services from Milwaukee County’s McGovern Park facility, which has significant deferred maintenance.

Financial Certification Letter

Milwaukee County Transit System Bus Purchases

Amount Requested: $3

Milwaukee County Department of Transportation, 10320 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

The project would pay for the replacement of older Milwaukee County Transit (MCTS) buses for the largest transit system in the State of Wisconsin, which operates network of 52 fixed-routes and complimentary door-to-door paratransit service (Transit Plus) and provides 28 million fixed-route rides and 500,000 paratransit trips annually. Forty six percent of riders say the bus is the main way they get to and from work.

MCTS must manage a regular replacement cycle for diesel buses, especially those at the end of their useful life. Inability to replace buses results in service reduction, disproportionately affecting low-income residents of color.

Newer, more reliable buses help to ensure that schedules are maintained, provide residents without cars with a dependable means of transportation, have fewer breakdowns, are more reliable, and emit fewer harmful emissions than older vehicles.  Of the MCTS bus fleet, the oldest 4 model years are responsible for 19.1%, 9.6%, 15.5%, and 16.7% of breakdowns. The 3 newest model years are responsible for far less. 

Financial Certification Letter

Concordia 27 Consortium Initiative

Amount Requested: 

Near West Side Partners, 624 N 24th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233

In conjunction with the Social Development Commission and Aurora Health Care, funding would be used to build a new comprehensive community center that would provide access to food, health and wellness education, job training, and other benefits in an area of the city struggling with high poverty and food insecurity rates. Funding would also be used to support a youth summit and healing and trauma services for adult victims of sexual abuse.

Financial Certification Letter

Emergency Home Repair and Improving Accessibility Initiative

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Revitalize Milwaukee

840 North Old World 3rd Street, Suite 600 Milwaukee, WI 53203

Funding for this project would be used to make housing accessibility modifications for individuals who struggle with limited physical mobility, emergency home repairs designed to address and/or remove urgent health and safety hazards, and critical housing repairs of low-income Milwaukee homeowners, including seniors who are unable to otherwise afford the costs of such repairs or accessibility installations.

This funding will help expand activities to underserved and minority homeowners, including to support accessibility modifications. Wisconsin is one of the worst state for fall-related deaths. In Milwaukee, 234 seniors died from preventable deaths related to falling in 2019.  Funding would support the installation of wheelchair ramps, handrails, grab bars or other modifications to make the home safer.  The funding would also support emergency/critical repairs to remove urgent emergency health and safety hazards such as addressing hazardous electric or plumbing systems, or broken furnaces, and water heaters.  Additionally, other repairs will be addressed include new security doors, deck replacement, electrical upgrades, plumbing, and subfloor repairs to name a few.

Financial Certification Letter

Ten Mile Park

Amount Requested: $2,496,630

Village of Brown Deer, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, Brown Deer, WI 53223

Funding would be used to support a new Village Park called Ten Mile Park in the heart of the Brown Deer community adjacent to our historic downtown. The project will revitalize a narrow one-acre piece of property that is a blighted former lumber storage yard and transform the space into a vibrant attraction. The design plans call for new public art, restrooms, public information kiosks and recreational amenities that do not currently exist in Brown Deer. The park plan also links with the Oak Leaf bike trail that passes the site and will serve as a trail head for this multi-county, multi-jurisdictional trail.

Financial Certification Letter

Milwaukee Clean Water Initiative

Amount Requested: $5,600,000

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works 841 N. Broadway, RM 409, Milwaukee, WI 53212.

In conjunction with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District ((MMSD) and the Wisconsin National Guard, this project would fund the replacement of outdated equipment at the Howard Avenue Water Treatment Plant and the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility that are critical to the effective removal of pollutants from water.  Additionally, funding would be used to conduct a study to identify solutions for flooding at the airport during some storm events that negatively affect operations for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing.

Financial Certification Letter

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